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  NCJ Number: NCJ 142723   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Technical Assistance Manual Parole
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Thomas A. Regulus
  Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
United States of America
  Date Published: 1992
  Page Count: 86
  Annotation: This manual outlines a six-stage parole antigang planning process: preassessment, assessment, development of program goals and objectives, strategy selection, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
  Abstract: The preassessment, stage 1, prepares parole staff for the program design stage. Administrators and staff must determine whether or not a gang problem exists, define what is meant by gang and gang youth behavior, and establish a staff team to conduct the assessment. The assessment, stage 2, develops objective knowledge about the gang problem and the resources of the particular parole agency and community available and needed to deal with it. The assessment should determine specific characteristics of the paroled gang youths, the specific problem they create for the agency and community, supervision requirements, social service needs, the chronic or emerging context of the problem, and staff capabilities necessary for an effective gang program. Stage 3 of the planning process involves establishment of program goals and specific long-range and short-range objectives. In stage 4, strategies and procedures are identified to achieve program objectives. Stage 5 involves detailed planning by the parole gang-coordinating unit and parole supervision unit staff. The coordinating unit should provide policy direction and a design for overall integration of program elements. In stage 6, monitoring and evaluation are used to provide assurance that program strategies and activities are implemented according to design. Monitoring and evaluation are used to determine whether or not program objectives are being met and whether the gang problem is being controlled and reduced. Information is provided for program modification as needed. 2-item bibliography; a list of reports; glossary and discussion of terms; and figures, tables and exhibits
  Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Juvenile parole services
  Index Term(s): Juveniles ; Crime specific countermeasures ; Program implementation ; Police ; Program design ; Technical assistance resources
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
  Publication Number: D0020
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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